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  • 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab Turbo Diesel

    I thought I would start a work log since my project is coming along nicely and will be done within the next two weeks.

    This is my dash before I started on the LCD. I didn't realize it was sitting upside down when I took the photo!
    Attached Files
    8" Lilli TS
    MB896F Mini-ITX MB
    2GHZ Dothan 533MHz FSB CPU
    1GB SDRAM DDR2 533
    Seagate 300GB SATA150 HD
    ENGENIUS WiFi MINI-PCI CARD 802.11A B 400MW OUT
    Pioneer Slot Load SLIM DVDRW
    Bluetooth V2 USB 2 Dongle
    3COM BKP Cam

  • #2
    LCD Wood Frame

    This is the frame that I built to go around my 8" Lilli.
    Attached Files
    8" Lilli TS
    MB896F Mini-ITX MB
    2GHZ Dothan 533MHz FSB CPU
    1GB SDRAM DDR2 533
    Seagate 300GB SATA150 HD
    ENGENIUS WiFi MINI-PCI CARD 802.11A B 400MW OUT
    Pioneer Slot Load SLIM DVDRW
    Bluetooth V2 USB 2 Dongle
    3COM BKP Cam

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    • #3
      Sloped LCD Frame

      You can see that I built a 10 degree "slope" into the frame for the LCD. This is so that it angles upward a little to help with glare. When I glued it into the dash bezel, I also tipped it slightly towards the driver.
      Attached Files
      8" Lilli TS
      MB896F Mini-ITX MB
      2GHZ Dothan 533MHz FSB CPU
      1GB SDRAM DDR2 533
      Seagate 300GB SATA150 HD
      ENGENIUS WiFi MINI-PCI CARD 802.11A B 400MW OUT
      Pioneer Slot Load SLIM DVDRW
      Bluetooth V2 USB 2 Dongle
      3COM BKP Cam

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      • #4
        Test fitting

        This is the LCD set into the dash bezel for a trial "fit". Here you can also see that I relocated the HVAC controls to the lower opening which used to be a cubby hole. I enlarged the cubby using a spindle sander.
        Attached Files
        8" Lilli TS
        MB896F Mini-ITX MB
        2GHZ Dothan 533MHz FSB CPU
        1GB SDRAM DDR2 533
        Seagate 300GB SATA150 HD
        ENGENIUS WiFi MINI-PCI CARD 802.11A B 400MW OUT
        Pioneer Slot Load SLIM DVDRW
        Bluetooth V2 USB 2 Dongle
        3COM BKP Cam

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        • #5
          Found a case

          This is the box I'm using as a case for my motherboard. Its an old KVM switch that I had laying around.
          Attached Files
          8" Lilli TS
          MB896F Mini-ITX MB
          2GHZ Dothan 533MHz FSB CPU
          1GB SDRAM DDR2 533
          Seagate 300GB SATA150 HD
          ENGENIUS WiFi MINI-PCI CARD 802.11A B 400MW OUT
          Pioneer Slot Load SLIM DVDRW
          Bluetooth V2 USB 2 Dongle
          3COM BKP Cam

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          • #6
            Back of case

            This is the back side of the KVM. You can see I will have a lot of holes to fill!
            Attached Files
            8" Lilli TS
            MB896F Mini-ITX MB
            2GHZ Dothan 533MHz FSB CPU
            1GB SDRAM DDR2 533
            Seagate 300GB SATA150 HD
            ENGENIUS WiFi MINI-PCI CARD 802.11A B 400MW OUT
            Pioneer Slot Load SLIM DVDRW
            Bluetooth V2 USB 2 Dongle
            3COM BKP Cam

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            • #7
              Case getting closer

              This is a photo of the case after MUCH modifying. The motherboard stand-offs have been bonded into the bottom of the case. The "front" of the KVM is now the back of the case and I have cut out an opening for the bezel that goes around the connections on the back of the board.

              The small square opening is for a rocker style power switch.

              The back panel looks a little wavey from the fiberglass backing that I used to cover the hole cut-outs from the KVM. However, the other side of this panel looks perfect and is nice and smooth and flat. I figure its the outside that matters anyway as far as looks go.
              Attached Files
              8" Lilli TS
              MB896F Mini-ITX MB
              2GHZ Dothan 533MHz FSB CPU
              1GB SDRAM DDR2 533
              Seagate 300GB SATA150 HD
              ENGENIUS WiFi MINI-PCI CARD 802.11A B 400MW OUT
              Pioneer Slot Load SLIM DVDRW
              Bluetooth V2 USB 2 Dongle
              3COM BKP Cam

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              • #8
                Case with Lid

                This photo shows the case with the motherboard and power supply.

                To the left is the lid for the case. I cut out a 3" hole to hold an 80mm 32CFM fan. I have a chrome grill which will go over the top of the hole.

                The 4 holes to the right side of the lid will hold the hard drive in place.
                Attached Files
                8" Lilli TS
                MB896F Mini-ITX MB
                2GHZ Dothan 533MHz FSB CPU
                1GB SDRAM DDR2 533
                Seagate 300GB SATA150 HD
                ENGENIUS WiFi MINI-PCI CARD 802.11A B 400MW OUT
                Pioneer Slot Load SLIM DVDRW
                Bluetooth V2 USB 2 Dongle
                3COM BKP Cam

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                • #9
                  Adding a vent

                  I needed to add a vent to the case to allow fresh air inside. I found this grill that came from an old PC. It was actually a faceplate for the front of a PC case where a floppy drive could be mounted. I thought it would make a perfect vent!
                  Attached Files
                  8" Lilli TS
                  MB896F Mini-ITX MB
                  2GHZ Dothan 533MHz FSB CPU
                  1GB SDRAM DDR2 533
                  Seagate 300GB SATA150 HD
                  ENGENIUS WiFi MINI-PCI CARD 802.11A B 400MW OUT
                  Pioneer Slot Load SLIM DVDRW
                  Bluetooth V2 USB 2 Dongle
                  3COM BKP Cam

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Vent roughed in place.

                    I decided to mount the vent into the side of the lid for my case. I chose this location because when my case is located in the vehicle this "high" location on the case's lid will afford the most air flow.

                    Here the vent has been cut and bonded into the lid using epoxy.
                    Attached Files
                    8" Lilli TS
                    MB896F Mini-ITX MB
                    2GHZ Dothan 533MHz FSB CPU
                    1GB SDRAM DDR2 533
                    Seagate 300GB SATA150 HD
                    ENGENIUS WiFi MINI-PCI CARD 802.11A B 400MW OUT
                    Pioneer Slot Load SLIM DVDRW
                    Bluetooth V2 USB 2 Dongle
                    3COM BKP Cam

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Looking good so far!

                      Have you done any testing yet with your 8" Lilli? If so, what do you think. I am looking to put that exact monitor in my Durango, I just have to read some more reviews before I make a choice.
                      2003 Durango Install
                      2003 Matrix Install
                      2004 Escalade Install

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